The most important lesson I’ve learned in my career is that being a manager is about collaboration and teamwork and getting people inspired to achieve the unachievable.
Construction has always been a part of me. My family has been in the industry for over 50 years. Being a Faulkner, meant construction.
My first job was driving a tractor when I was 14 years old. I spent 15-hour days on a farm, in 100 degrees with a jug of water. My best friend was from a family of third generation farmers.
I knew at a young age I wanted to be a builder. My father always had leftover materials and tools around. We would spend all our weekends at the ranch rebuilding or making improvements to the horse stable.
Take care of the man and they’ll take care of you. Every person has value, and when you treat people with respect and dignity, they’re motivated to do their best.
Truebeck is young at heart. Our success is based on many different things, one of them being a united front. We focus the team on which way to pull the rope to the winning side.
It’s easy to be a good leader if you’re driven, motivated, and do just a bit more than the rest; but to be a great leader you need to understand human nature, how to teach and inspire people, and how to get them to achieve your plan.
The biggest opportunity we have is attracting the up and comers in the industry. Truebeck is a place they can expand and have real personal growth.
I always tell new employees that they didn’t just get a job, they got an opportunity. We’re here to support them getting the most out of their career.
There are always going to be challenges and bumps in the road, but it’s how you react to them, and use them to be better, that make you what you are.
Montana is my favorite place, the serenity and peacefulness of it. Getting out there with nobody around for miles. I stand on the top of a mountain and wonder, has anyone even stood here? Hunting and fishing are big interests of mine. My son and I take trips to Big Sky Country and the Rocky Mountains to adventure the vast wilderness in our Quads.
Integrity and honesty are the most important things to me in business. Without them you cannot be an effective leader.
The number one thing I love about my job is the people. Mentoring and helping our employees grow and excel is what drives me.
What I value most about the Truebeck team is that we all have that winning spirit that makes us come together and focus on our goals. We challenge one another to be the best and to stay in front.
I’m most proud of my family. My kids are successful and positive members of society. That’s the end game when you’re a parent.
On Saturday, I’m in my barn working on a project, unless my son and his friends are working on their cars. Then I’m telling them what to do and how to do it right.